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March 2, 2011 5:34:30 AM

Hi guys,
I'm building a Budget PC for Day Trading (Stocks). I need 3 monitors.
1. Productivity > 2. Graphics
I don't mind if it's AMD or Intel.
Is this a good build?
Can you recommend a better one with same price range?
Can you recommend a cheaper one with the same performance?
Thanks in advance.

MoBo $47.99 (Promo)
M4A87TD/USB3 Socket AM3 870 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CPU $99.99
PHENOM II X4 840 Boxed Processor HDX840WFGMBOX
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM $37.99
G Series 'Sector 5' edition 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD $74.99
Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU $34.99
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 Watt ATX
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU $64.99
100287L Radeon HD5670 512MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Case $33.99
V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CD $0
Have one.

Total $394.93 ~$400
March 2, 2011 6:27:20 AM
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March 2, 2011 3:05:47 PM

Thanks for the replys.

Don't I want a 6gb/s hard drive or a ddr3 1600 RAM?

Don't I need a PCIe 2.1 for that Video Card?

I'll try to price match at MicroCenter, if not I don't mind paying a little bit more.
I'd prefer to just buy it and make it today.
March 2, 2011 4:03:21 PM

lucifaitre said:
Don't I want a 6gb/s hard drive

SATA3 (6GB/s) isn't really necessary and the Samsung HD103SJ is the best "bang/buck" drive on the market today.
March 3, 2011 7:42:09 AM

is the biostar mobo with the x4 840 the best mobo out of the few combos they have?
since its the same price i was just wondering which one was better
March 3, 2011 10:17:35 AM

Oops actually go with the Gigabyte 760G for the same price - escaped my radar the 1st time hehe
!